Friday, May 13, 2011

ultimate chocolate brownies

We were fortunate to have two lemonade stands/bake sales in our neighborhood back to back. My friend Morgane used the recipe on the back of her Hershey's chocolate chips to help her son make these brownies that were divine. I think she was able to cut at least 16 brownies from an 8x8 pan. I've always told myself that box brownies were even better than from scratch but I've changed my mind.
(How many people buy a baked good then run home and take a photo? Crazy.)

ultimate chocolate brownies (Hershey's)
3/4 cup cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2/3 cup butter, melted and divided
1/2 cup boiling water
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 1/3 cups flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup Hershey's Special Dark chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350. Grease a 13x9x2 inch baking pan or two 8-inch square baking pans.
Stir together cocoa and baking soda in a large bowl; stir in 1/3 cup butter. Add boiling water; stir until mixture thickens. Stir in sugar, eggs and remaining 1/3 cup butter; stir until smooth. Add flour, vanilla and salt; blend completely. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake 35 to 40 minutes for rectangular pan, 30 to 35 minutes for square pans or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

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